NPSO Deputies arrest Campti man on Felony Drug Charges; arrest brother for interfering in Traffic Stop

Lawrence D Harvey

Dakota Harvey

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Campti man on felony drug charges during a traffic stop on US-71 in Campti, La. on Monday and arrested his brother for interfering in the traffic stop investigation according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Monday afternoon April  11th at approximately 3:15pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division were patrolling in the Campti area, when they stopped a 2008 Chevrolet pickup truck for a traffic violation on US-71 near La. Hwy 9.

Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as Lawrence D. Harvey of Campti, La.

During the traffic stop, deputies observed a suspected burned marijuana blunt in plain view in the vehicle.

Deputies say while conducting a search of Harvey’s person, he became uncooperative reaching into his pocket discarding a cellophane bag containing suspected crystal methamphetamine on the ground.

Deputies say as the traffic stop investigation progressed, Lawrence Harvey’s brother identified as Dakota L. Harvey and other family members arrived on the scene attempting to cause a disturbance by cursing using profane language.

Dakota Harvey was instructed to leave the scene and did so but returned shortly thereafter diverting the deputies attention again away from the stop towards him after he had been instructed to leave previously.
Deputies then took Dakota into custody.

As a result, deputies arrested:

Lawrence Deon Harvey, 28, of the 2600 block of US 71, Campti, La. transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Possession of CDS I Marijuana, Possession of CDS II Methamphetamine, Resisting an Officer, Criminal Obstruction of Justice, Improper Equipment, No Vehicle Compulsary Insurance, and Vehicle License required.

As a result, deputies also arrested:

Dakota L. Harvey, 26, of the 100 block of Pasture Road, Campti, La., transported and booked into the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center charged with Disturbing the Peace, Criminal Obstruction of Justice and Resisting an Officer.

Both suspects remain in the Natchitoches Detention Center awaiting bond.

The vehicle was impounded by a local wrecker.

Deputies D. Caballero and M. Smith made the arrests.